Electrical and Electronic Engineering HNC (Higher National Certificate) Level 4

Part Time 
2 Years 
Academic Year:
Delivered in partnership with Teesside University
Course Cost 16-18

This course is an award of Teesside University.  The course fee shown is paid directly to Teesside. 

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Registration Fee:
To be confirmed

This cost is TBC

Additional Costs (approx):
To be confirmed

How to apply

Please complete the Teesside University Online Application Form. Once we have received your completed application form the Admissions Department will send an acknowledgement and will arrange for a face to face or telephone interview with a course tutor.

Lead Tutor

Brian Corker

Course overview

Start Date: 9-Sep-13

Monday 9am-6.30pm

This course provides you with a programme of study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment or further education at degree level. This is an award of Teesside University.

This course provides you with the skills and knowledge required as a technician in electrical design/ development engineering.

Further study / progression

This allows progression onto degree level programmes or a HND.

An HNC award opens up the possibility of a career in a wide range of engineering disciplines including design, manufacturing, project management and IT. The qualification provides you with the opportunity to seek career development in to senior positions in national and international companies.

Course modules

Four core units:

  • Engineering science
  • Analytical methods for engineers
  • Project
  • Electrical principles

Plus specialist units chosen to cover a range of disciplines:

  • Data communications and networks
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Digital and analogue devices
  • Business management techniques
  • Engineering design
  • Utilization of electrical energy

What are the entry requirements?

Level 3 BTEC Diploma or Level 3 Extended Diploma. A Level qualifications in mathematics or science.

For mature students with appropriate work experience a ' bridging' programme in mathematics may be required.

How will I learn?

This course is delivered using a combination of practical sessions, lectures and tutorials. You will be required to complement your college based learning with self study. The course requires you to complete the study of 10 modules for the award of Higher National Certificate. Industry standard software will be used for programming applications. Electronic resources will be available on Sharepoint LMS.

How will I be assessed?

A range of integrated assignments, case studies, projects and tests are planned throughout the year. All units are assessed and graded, either internally or externally.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey. You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.


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Further Education

Full Time Further Education course tuition fees are free if you are 16 – 18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies, however if you are 19 or over tuition fees will apply.

Higher Education

For Higher Education Courses (University level and Management and Professional courses Level 4 – 7) tuition fees are applicable to all students regardless of age.

Please contact our Course and Information Team for further information and help with fees.

This course information page is a general guide to the course and every effort is made to ensure complete accuracy. The college reserves the right to make changes to curricular content where appropriate. The information given in this course leaflet does not impose on the college any obligation to provide, or continue to provide any courses, modules, or amenities described. The college reserves the right to cease to run a programme if insufficient students enrol.

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